Oprah Surprises 30 Military Spouses With Her 2012 Favorite Things!

Celebrity News Nov. 19, 2012 AT 1:30PM
Oprah's Favorite Things 2012
Oprah's Favorite Things 2012 Credit: George Burns

The Oprah Winfrey Show may be a thing of the past, but its most beloved annual holiday tradition lives on.

This year, Oprah flew 29 military wives and one military husband to Washington, D.C., and shocked them all when she revealed the real reason for their visit: her Favorite Things.

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"Here's the truth . . . There's nothing I love more than sharing what I love with other people," the OWN CEO explained to the already teary-eyed crowd. "And there's nobody in the world more deserving of a day like you're about to have."

Oprah's Favorite Things 2012
Oprah's Favorite Things 2012
Credit: George Burns

Among the dozens of presents Oprah bestowed on her guests during the two-hour special, which aired Sunday, Nov. 17? A Jetson E-Bike, Ralph Lauren sweaters, Coach puffer jackets, an India Hicks Diamond Necklace, a Tory Burch tote, metallic Michael Kors high tops and a Tempur-Cloud Supreme Mattress.

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Just when they thought the gift-fest had finished, the host announced she had one final surprise for her audience: a Fiji Island getaway at the luxurious Namale Resort and Spa. The posh vacation became even more meaningful when eight of the recipients revealed that they had never gotten to have a honeymoon, and several others confessed it had been years since they were able to vacation with their significant others.

Click on over to Oprah.com for the full list of her 2012 picks, and tune in to OWN Friday, Nov. 23 to catch the re-airing of Oprah's Favorite Things: 2012.

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